A press release issued by Kalmadi on Tuesday stated that he had decided to offer unconditional support to Kadam. And the decision was taken after he discussed the issue with his supporters and numerous social activists.

The statement reads: “It gives me immense pleasure to announce my support to Congress candidate Kadam, which is in the best interest of Pune’s future development.”

The statement further reads that in the present political scenario, it was imperative for Kalmadi to take a stand and therefore he chooses to support party’s selection, Kadam.

Mentioning his achievements as an MP for Pune, Kalmadi said, “I have an emotional attachment with Pune, and have always worked hard to keep the city’s name high. I am indebted to Pune and will always remain available to its people in the future.”

(mid-day)

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